Populus L.


2 species naturalized Aust.; Qld, NSW, Vic.

Deciduous trees which sucker from their roots. Leaves broad elliptic to triangular or rhombic sometimes cordate at the base; margins entire to toothed; petiole half as long as lamina or longer. Flowers circled by a coarsely toothed bract. Male flowers with 4 to many stamens and anthers reddish-purple. Ovary of female flower with 2 carpels and 2 entire or lobed stigmas. Seed numerous, hairy.